Metallica Still Doesn't Get It: Forces Early Reviews Of Latest Album Offline

from the have-they-ever-used-the-internet? dept

While Metallica has been trying to appear more internet friendly these days, it sounds like the band still has a lot to learn. Representatives of the band invited a bunch of music journalists and bloggers to a "listening party" last week to hear tracks off its upcoming album. Attendees weren't asked to sign any kind of embargo or non-disclosure form. So, as you might expect, some of them went home and wrote up quick reviews based on what they heard. And that was the point at which Metallica representatives went around demanding that these early reviewers take down the reviews, claiming that the songs they heard were an early mix of the album, rather than the final cut. If that's the case, then they shouldn't have played it for journalists -- or they should have at least required a non-disclosure agreement. To go around forcing journalists to remove their reviews of music played for them by a Metallica representative is simply ridiculous. Not only that, but it wasn't even as if the reviews were bad. Last time we wrote about Metallica, we noted that the band was still suffering from the hit its reputation took in 2000 when it sued Napster and various colleges. Pulling stunts like this only makes sure that its reputation will continue to slide.

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  1. identicon
    Metallica up YOUR asses!, 10 Jun 2008 @ 1:22pm

    Re: Metallica who?

    Ok FUCK...come on, get real. Strip mall openings in 5 years? How about maybe MAYBE when they're in there 70's. You worthless faggot, YOU may think that Metallica is in the past, that the world passed them by, but my friend, it is YOU have stood still. 5 years from now, they'll still be selling out, concert, after concert, arena after arena, night after night! You will be picking up and unemployment check to feed your fat face and buy more of there albums, but I think it be better if you go download for free, cause it won't put a dent in there sales. You are a worthless, and a nobody. I've got money that says you will eat your words, and in another 5 years will post this same ridiculous post, only no one will care enough to respond. Metallica will go on until their deaths. But their music will live on forever. And You? .... I'm not even gonna waste any more breath. Oh and whoever wrote this stupid article (rom the have-they-ever-used-the-internet? dept)...I hope they shut your site down, just cause your worthless....nice try though ;)

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